It’s National Pet Day, and as a proud dog mom, I will gladly present to you my baby girl… meet my beautiful Cali Sunshine!

I am a proud dog mom and can’t even begin to tell you how much I love my dog.  She’s more than a pet, she’s my confidant, my daily shadow, and has provided so much happiness to my life. Her love is the most genuine and unconditional love imaginable, and I was truly lucky to end up with her.

Cali is a cockapoo and cocker spaniel mix and was rescued from a local animal shelter here in Las Vegas.  She was a timid girl, and it took her some time to fully come to realize that she was finally safe, and now the newly appointed princess of the house, haha! She went with me to live in the East Coast which I could not have survived without her company.  We’ve gone through a lot together and I’m sure there’s more to go through in the future.  I know that dogs don’t last forever, and that breaks my heart.

They say that dogs are sent to give us all their love, their patience, and their loyalty. I couldn’t agree more.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of Cali Sunshine for you to enjoy!